14 July 2014

Nigeria: FCTA Retires 18 Staff Over Certificate, Age Forgery

Abuja — Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Bala Mohammed, has approved the compulsory retirement of 18 officers of the Administration found guilty of age falsification and certificate forgery in the course of a recent biometric audit.

The minister directed further clarifications and assessments on 11 officers with pending remarks, and another 59 officers who are yet to respond to the queries sent to them through their respective Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDAs).

Mohammed also ordered the Implementation Committee to carry out thorough certificate verification of all other staff members employed from 2006 to date, including all certificates acquired from 2006 by serving officers to date.

He, however, instructed that the salaries of 156 officers who were verified and cleared be restored with effect from the date of stoppage of their salaries.

The directives followed the submission of an interim report by the Implementation Committee on the recommendations of the firm that conducted the biometric audit, a statement by the Minister's office clarified at the weekend.

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